CHILDES Workshop

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Participation
Thursday, 26 March 2009
Country: 
United Kingdom
City: 
Newcastle upon Tyne
Submission Deadline: 
Thursday, 5 March 2009

CHILDES Workshop

Date: 26-Mar-2009 - 26-Mar-2009
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Contact: Annabelle David
Contact Email: annabelle.david@ncl.ac.uk
Meeting URL:
http://www.ncl.ac.uk/linguistics/news/events/item/childes-workshop

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language
Acquisition; Morphology; Psycholinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The overall purpose of the workshop is to provide practical, hands-on
experience
of the CHILDES database and its tools for researchers working in any field
of
language acquisition. In particular, we aim: a) to introduce researchers
unfamiliar with CHILDES, but planning to do empirical work, to the basics of
transcription and coding of new and existing material and to the tools
available
to analyse data; b) to help researchers who have a basic knowledge of the
database and programmes but need help in addressing specific research
questions
within CHILDES (e.g. use of part-of-speech tagger, searches on
morphosyntactic
lines, etc).

The workshop will be led by Prof Florence Myles & Dr Annabelle David.
For more information and to register, please visit:
http://www.ncl.ac.uk/linguistics/news/events/item/childes-workshop

Programme:

9.45-10.00
Welcome

10.00-10.30
Session 1: Introduction to CHILDES - Presentation of the basics of the
CHILDES
website and tools: database, manuals and programmes.

10.30-11.00
Tea & Coffee

11.00-12.30
Session 2: Transcription System (CHAT) - Description of the transcription
and
coding systems and advice for researchers to customise their transcriptions
to
suit their research questions.

12.30-1.30
Lunch Break

1.30-3.00
Session 3: Analysis Programmes (CLAN) - Presentation of the main analysis
programmes available, including (but not limited to) the part-of-speech
tagger
(MOR).

3.00-3.30
Tea & Coffee

3.30-4.30
Session 4: Q&A session - Bring your own data, transcriptions, or problems.

This workshop is funded by a Small Research Grant from the British Academy
awarded to Prof Florence Myles

Registration for this workshop is free. Researchers and postgraduate
students
are welcome to attend the whole of the workshop or selected sessions. In
addition, a number of travel bursaries for postgraduate students will be
available.

This workshop is held in conjunction with The 4th Newcastle Postgraduate
Conference in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, 27th March 2009:
http://conferences.ncl.ac.uk/pglinguistics/